john long stand your ground music album

Music Album Review: John Long - "Stand Your Ground" (8/10)

John Long is what you call “the real deal.” He’s a singer/songwriter who blends blues, folk and country into a rich melting pot that rings authentic and true. He embodies roots music masters like Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and the like and puts his own stamp on it. Long’s cover choices are rare and tasteful, but he really shines on his own compositions. Tracks like “Red Hawk” and “One Earth, Many Colors” are spiritually stirring and emotionally full. Whether performing solo or with a band he is a tour de force who deftly bridges the present with the past.

Score: 8 out of 10

John Long
Stand Your Ground
Delta Groove Music
Producer: Jeff Scott Fleenor